Prosper With Purpose

Why are you even in business to start with? Is it just about the money – or is there something more?

In this week's video, I explore the meaning of business – and how to “prosper with purpose”.

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[reminder]What about you: why do you do what you do?[/reminder]

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at

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  • Hi Ray! I believe the reason I’ve been doing what I do is because I’ve had a secure and steady job which made it easier to say all this time (this will do for now) but the years have slipped by.
    While listening to your video I was cleaning a public transit bus like I have been for over 19 years.
    While I’m thankful to have had steady work all this time, as a musician and singer I don’t feel my job here is or was my main purpose even now at 55.
    From what I’ve been hearing of you so far I’m convinced you’re heart for people has resulted in giving many hope. Hope that it doesn’t have to be the same old thing and that a life with purpose and meaning is really available after all. Thanks Ray for caring and God bless you too!

    • Thank you very much Ray for sharing your 5M’s. It’s so empowering to learn these 5M’s..

  • Linda Hamilton

    Yes, when there are no jobs, it is a perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to create a new business the creates jobs. Thank you for the precise summarization of the “why ” behind starting a business.

  • Great stuff, Ray! I don’t really understand why such a large percentage of certain religious communities feel that pursuing business growth and business success is somehow immoral or of lesser value than the more “noble” pursuits. Like Andy Mason says, God wants to be part of our businesses So That They Reflect His Glory, heaven on earth, if you will.

    Money is amoral. Pursuit of money for money’s sake is immoral. Pursuit of business growth, which includes making more money, for the benefit of your family, your employees, your community, and your city is very moral.

    Thanks again for the great content.

  • Debbie Swain

    God bless you Brother for helping folks find their God-given purpose on life! Please keep doing what you are doing. Folks need your kind of truth and leadership in the days we live in!

    Thank you most graciously,


  • Great video Ray…excellent insight and a solid framework…well done!

  • Great video, the simple truth is always great, Wonder where the dirty business about money started. Once, we returned favour for favour then money was invented, some used money to repay the favour. Then others needed to create negative implications to money, who knows why. Maybe you do Ray, that could be another video. It must have started somewhere for some reason, right?
    Thank you for this video. I was brought up to respect money for what it is, and it has often bugged me how people were talking about money in such a negative sense.

  • Probably the best definition of money ever “certificate of appreciation “. Good video,thank you.

  • Love your message, Ray! I am always inspired and feel so good after watching your videos. Keep them coming!

  • Entrepreneurship is the driving force in the market process.

  • I have been reading one of Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s books as well. What a Jehovah Sneaky to have you plug the author to remind me I need to finish reading that book. 🙂

    Its all good Mr Edwards. I appreciate you. I am headed in the right direction for destiny online where the Lord wants me.
    Blessings & Shalom…
    P.S. The real membership website will be — still working on getting things going there.

  • Randy


    Thanks for the 5 M’s. It was helpful but I guess right now I have to discover what some of those M’s are for me. You given me somethings to think about. Thanks again, it is much appreciated.


  • Ethel

    Thank you for the 5M’s. I love it. I agree and it inspires me.
    Thanks ray!